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Does Colon Cancer Ever Occur In Young People
Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more
Pretty rare: Colon cancer is more prominent in the older population. The older someone gets, the more likely they are to have changes in their dna called mutations. These changes can lead to cancer. It is very rare for someone in their 20s to have enough of these mutations to cause cancer. It's possible to have inherited mutations, and these people develop colon cancer at an earlier age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mutations: There are many theories. One is that cancer is often the result of several mutations in cells that occur over time. It may take several of these mutations over time to cause cancer. Another is that certain cell growth control systems get inactivated over the years. This is call epigenetic change. Also over time more environmental exposures take their toll. Age allows more of these thing to happe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How quickly takes for the colon cancer to get evolved? Is the first symptoms to late to get healed? How do the young adults get protected?
Colonoscopy at 50: There are many risk factors for colon cancer. You should consult the website given below to see if you have any. If you do not have any risk factors you should get a colonoscopy at age 50. Avoid the behavioral risk factors of diet that may be applicable to you. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/basics/risk-factors/CON-20031877 ...Read more
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